Health Care


09 Sep 2009 07:01 pm

Obama and his speech to school children. Really. How lame was that? Now that he’s attempting speech number thirty on health care tonight will anyone really be tuning in? Not me. If I ever did have any faith in the man it’s long gone down the road.

My husband and I will be watching reruns of NCIS tonight. No crucial prime time sales pitches/lectures from Obama for us.

I will, however, be checking out Michelle Malkin’s speech tailgate party.

My husband and I like our health care now and don’t want to go back to the days of congress tinkering with our military health care. We had it pretty good when we were not living near an Army hospital and had to seek out civilian doctors. Champus was a pretty good deal back then. We were required to file our claims individually and I was very diligent in doing that and the reimbursement from Champus was timely.

When we lived overseas we were not so lucky. If we were fortunate enough to live near a military hospital we had a chance to be seen but not necessarily by a doctor. Some procedures (like colonoscopies) were not available to dependents.

Worse than that, however, were the dreaded German hospitals. One of my friends (who was in her mid-thirties) had an emergency which necessitated a trip to the hospital. There was no military hospital anywhere near her post so she had to go to a German hospital. She sat in the hospital hallways until her appendix burst and then she got a near fatal case of peritonitis. She lost fifteen pounds in that short time. (and she was thin to begin with)

My friend had to deal with double-double government health care and it wasn’t pretty.

There were so many other nightmarish events that happened in the government run hospitals during my husband’s thirty years in the military that it might give me bad dreams if I write any more.

Suffice it to say that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would never admit themselves to a military hospital.

Don’t get me started on what happened to my husband and my daughter in Walter Reed.

I can see nothing good in the future for Americans if they allow Obama and the Democrats to push through a government option, (public option) or a non-government option or a co-op or with triggers.

A trigger clause written deeply into the healthcare reform bill seems to be Obama’s fail-safe.

Interesting that the gun hating Obama administration would employ that word.

21 Aug 2009 05:57 pm

Watch this video of an elderly woman’s attempt to cross the road and a disrespectful thirty something’s reaction to her.

It’s rich.

The man is in a hot sports car and is impatient with the woman’s slow progress across the road. It’s evident that he thinks she is just an obstacle in his way so he honks his horn at her. He doesn’t recognize her humanity and he certainly doesn’t get out of his car to see if he can assist her in any way.

No. He just wants her out of the way.

Although Barack Obama claims that the American people are “wee-weed” up about his plans to nationalize health care in reality it’s Mr. Obama himself and his fellow leftists in congress who are in that odd condition due to the strong disapproval the American people are showing at town hall meetings.

“Wee-weed up” is an odd and undignified phrase to come out of an American presidents mouth and I, for one, am at a loss to make any sense of it. I recall an incident that happened when my son was three years old. He had to have exploratory surgery on his “private parts.” When the technician took him to have an xray, she explained to him that they were going to take a picture of his “wee wee.” He looked at her and said, “Well, it’s not gonna smile.”

That response got all over the hospital in nothing flat.

I remember the nursery rhyme. “This Little Piggy.” I loved reciting that to my kids when they were little and I would grab their toes as I said it. One line said this: “This little piggy went wee wee wee.” The kids loved it.

But for an American president to engage in such bathroom language sounds to me that Obama was at a loss for words and certainly, he would have been, not having the help of his teleprompter. I recall that the left called former President George W. Bush stupid because of his unique, invented words like stratagery. Well, at least that word had more shrewdness than “wee-weed Up.”

The Bookworm Room has an analysis of Obama’s rhetorical flourishes.

Why have Obama’s approval numbers dropped so precipitously? Why are Democrat plans for health care so unpopular?

One reason? Sarah Palin’s take down of the death panels on her Facebook page. Now she’s talking tort reform.

Another reason? The American people can read and have been reading the thousands of pages of dreck the Democrats want to impose on this free people. Most of these Americans do not appreciate being called a mob and they don’t like being called stupid.

In addition, Obama has insulted the doctors and surgeons of this country with his ignorant comments about tonsillectomies and cardiology.

Seniors in this country have the right to be very afraid. Even the New York Times is admitting that Obamacare will send the grandparents of this nation to an early grave.

Then there is the performance of the stimulus on the nations economy.

Not so hot.

So Obama reminds me of the smart aleck young man in the sports car, honking at the old lady. An airbag to the face is what the jerk got for his incivility.

Obama is dropping in the polls.

Boo-bloody-hoo.